South Central Power Completes First Phase of Fiber Internet Project

connectSCP Ribbon Cutting

South Central Power Company, which serves more than 125,000 members across 24 Ohio counties, recently completed construction on the first phase of connectSCP – its new fiber internet service network. Once complete, connectSCP will provide high-speed, broadband internet to unserved and underserved members across 14 counties within its service territory. 

A recent Columbus Dispatch article says the initial phase of connectSCP’s 30-month rollout will connect about 2,500 homes in the New Market area of Highland and Adams counties, beginning this summer. This project is being enabled by grants from BroadbandOhio, a state-sponsored broadband expansion program, from which South Central received roughly $100 million in grant funds. 

South Central Power’s president and CEO Rick Lemonds was quoted in saying, “Our goal is that every member of the cooperative has access to high-speed internet, whether it’s from connectSCP or another provider. We want to be part of the solution to closing the digital divide in the rural communities we serve with power.”

Read more about connectSCP here

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